By Allen Berger Ph. D.

Recovery from dependancy is usually in comparison to a trip the place you meet new humans, rejuvenate your brain, physique, and spirit, and research new issues approximately your self that offer you desire for the long run. yet like every trips, there also are pitfalls which could jeopardize your sobriety.
With his renowned e-book, 12 silly issues That reduce to rubble Recovery, Allen Berger has proven many folks the best way to confront self-defeating ideas and behaviors which may sabotage their sobriety. during this sequel, Allen delivers the instruments you want to paintings via twelve pitfalls that you're prone to come across in your route to long term restoration. no matter if you're dealing with relapse, studying to beat complacency, or taking accountability in your emotions and activities, this publication will equip you to beat one of the most universal relapse dangers as you are making your trek alongside “the street of satisfied Destiny."

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By focusing our awareness on the quality of our thoughts or beliefs, we can identify them as either nurturing to our recovery or toxic to it. ” Expectations are a component of toxic attitudes, since most toxic attitudes include some sort of “should” that governs us. But one overarching expectation rules them all, so much so that it’s the final theme in the book. You’ll see that our expectations about how life should be can cause problems for us. ” Throughout this book, you’ll see you real-life examples through my clients’ stories (I’ve changed their names and other identifying details to protect their anonymity).

We also hope for a guru or fairy godmother of some sort—someone who will magically pick us up and put us on the right path. But that’s unrealistic, as you will learn in this chapter. In fact, that very expectation is pretty much a repetition of what we were doing when we were drinking or using—trying to find a magical, single answer for our screwed-up life. It didn’t work then, and it won’t work any better now. All we’re doing is repeating a failed behavior. And that’s the first thing to know about addiction: people with addiction have trouble learning from experience.

Thank you for allowing me to join you on your journey. Let’s trudge this road of recovery and remove these barriers to our Happy Destiny together. Stupid Thing 1 Waiting for Your Fairy Godmother While there are many paths to getting and staying sober, it’s your responsibility, and no one else’s, to find the path that’s best for you. When you begin recovery, you embark on a journey that will change your life in unimaginable ways. ” These are good questions. But we often expect that there is a simple, single answer.

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